1. Top of The Pops The Story of 1994 Air Date April 9, 2022: An under-threat TOTP is revamped by young Radio One producer Ric Blaxill, just as Britpop takes off with the likes of Blur, Oasis, Pulp and Elastica and many more all making standout debuts. The year also sees reggae rediscovering Dawn Penn and her lost classic, a lengthy segment on the Cranberries conquering the world with a trio of international hits, and Danish popstar Whigfield taking the charts by storm. And, of course, Wet Wet Wet’s four-month residency at the top with that song from that film. Contributors include Noel Hogan of the Cranberries, Jarvis Cocker, Justin Welch from Elastica, Dawn Penn, Whigfield, Graeme Clark of Wet Wet Wet, producer Ric Blaxill, music journalist Andrew Collins and broadcaster Trevor Nelson. An under-threat TOTP is revamped as Britpop takes off with the likes of Blur and Oasis, reggae rediscovers Dawn Penn, the Cranberries score a trio of hits and Whigfield take the charts by storm.
EXCLUSIVE NEW INTERVIEWS WITH: Noel Hogan of The Cranberries, Dawn Penn, Justin Welch from Elastica, Rick Witter of Shed Seven, Johnny Hopkins Press Officer for Oasis, Graeme Clark of WET WET WET, Sannie Carlson of Whigfield, Ronan Keating of BOYZONE, Producer Ric Blaxill, music journalist Andrew Collins and broadcaster Trevor Nelson.
2. Big Hits 1994 Air Date April 9, 2022: Revel in many of the biggest singles of 1994 as the TOTP archives are opened once more. Featuring Blur, Tori Amos, the Cranberries, Youssou N’Dour, Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Kate Bush and more.
EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCES from Top of The Pops: BLUR “Boys & Girl”, Corona “The Rhythm of the Night”, Tori Amos “Cornflake Girl”, PJ & Dunkin “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble”, Sheryl Crow “All I Wanna Do”, EAST 17 “Stay Another Day”, Whigfield “Saturday Night”, The Cranberries “Linger”, Dawn Penn “You Don’t Love Me No, No, No)”, Elastica “Connection”, Wet Wet Wet “Love Is All Around”, Shampoo “Trouble”, Elton John “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”, The Pretenders “I’ll Stand By You”, Kylie Minogue “Confide In Me”, Youssou N’Dour Featuring Neneh Cherry “7 Seconds”, The Grid (Dave Ball of Soft Cell) “Swamp Thing”, Kate Bush “And So Is Love”, Bon Jovi “Always”, Crash Test Dummies “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” and D:REAM “Things Can Only Get Better”
Total Running Time: 2 Hours